The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light. (noun)
The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other. (noun)
An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation. (noun)
Spherical excess, the amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle. (noun)
A condition on an insurance policy by which the insured pays for the first part of any claim, in exchange for a lower premium. (noun)
More than is normal, necessary or specified (adjective)
Examples of word Excess
Anything in excess is bad and that means our children should learn there is time for play time (with real toys not some console), video game time, reading time, TV time and general do nothing time.
No surprise then that Wal-Mart Realty currently has 145 empty buildings on its hands -- what they call "excess property," totaling a staggering 12.6 million square feet of dead stores.
Japan has repeatedly said it would intervene to stop what it termed excess volatility and has said the yen's strength near postwar highs against the dollar wasn't warranted by the fundamentals of the Japanese economy.
On page 251 he discusses what happens when a bank tries to circulate more currency than what the country can employ, and how the excess is almost immediately returned.
Summers, Larry Summers today said people should stop talking down the economy and end what he called the excess of fear.